- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
- Digital Recording Device
- McAfee Security
- Microsoft Lync and/or Skype for Business
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- Mobile Devices/Smartphones
- Remote Proctor
- BlueJeans Video Conferencing
- SPSS GradPack
- USB Headphones/Mic
- VUnet ID
- Windows OS
- YES (Your Enrollment Services)
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free)
What is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Document Cloud) free software is the global standard for electronic document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files.
Where do I get Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: get.adobe.com/reader
The Blackboard Learn LMS is your home base for anything from posting materials online to a complete virtual learning environment and everything in between. More Info >
Digital Recording Device
PMHNP students will be required to either purchase an audio recorder capable of outputting WMA or MP3 format or they can use the recorder capabilities in their smartphone provided it can output to WMA or MP3.
Where do I get my access code?
Your access code will be provided to you via email from a Vanderbilt support staff member or from Lippincott directly. There is nothing for you to purchase, you will only need to follow the instruction in the email to register.
Who do I contact for support?
For technical support with DocuCare:
DocuCare Contact Support
Web site: thepoint.lww.com/studentsupport
Email Tech Support: email@example.com
Phone Support: 1-800-468-1128
Live help is available: Mon-Thu: 8am-12am EST Fri: 8am-7pm EST Sun: 4pm-12am EST
PhD students are required to use Endnote – a citation management package that allows you to import references from multiple databases and automatically formats manuscripts. We will conduct an Endnote training session as part of orientation. Students can purchase EndNote at the VU Software site located at: https://softwarestore.vanderbilt.edu.
Choose the most current version available (versions may differ depending on whether you are a Windows or Mac user).
Who do I contact for support?
Contact the Vanderbilt Software Store for support with purchasing/downloading your software by calling 615-343-3919, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gatekeeper makes it safer to download apps by protecting you from inadvertently installing malicious software on your Mac. More Info >
Can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. More Info >
McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. Delivering proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, McAfee protects computers from the latest malware and emerging online threats. More Info >
Microsoft Lync and/or Skype for Business
Microsoft Lync is in the process of changing names to “Skype for Business”. This is different than regular Skype. The Skype for Business interface may look a little different than the Lync images in the supporting documentation but the features are basically the same. Over the next several months the documentation will change to reflect the new interface.
If you are a new student starting in the fall, you do not need to install Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business. We will install this program with you during the fall block and provide training.
Hosted Web conferencing. Connect through real-time meetings, training sessions, and events.
- Web client support for remote attendee flexibility
- Interactive application/desktop sharing and whiteboard tools
- Active speaker video switching, multi-party video, and multi-party VoIP audio
- Rich-media presentations, native video conferencing, high-fidelity recording, and Web-cam capabilities
- Training and event management with event and class registration and virtual breakout rooms
- Screen showing and sharing More Info >
Microsoft Security Essentials
Provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. More Info >
Some specialty-level students will be required to purchase a smartphone or small wireless device like a smartphone or tablet, depending on their specialty. We support iOS (iPhone and iPad) as well as Android devices (android phones and tablets).
However, smartphone/tablet requirements may vary by specialty. Windows Mobile smartphones DO NOT work with the wireless access points at VUSN. We do not recommend getting a Windows smartphone if you want to use the campus WiFi feature.
Some program directors will send their students a letter over the summer with smartphone hardware and software requirements. If you do not receive such a letter, we suggest that you check with your specialty director for any specific recommendations before making any purchase. Please frequently check our Program Technology Requirements Web page for more information and periodic updates regarding program and specialty requirements.
Remote Proctor from Software Secure Inc. (www.softwaresecure.com) is an online exam proctoring technology that enables online and distance learning students to take proctored exams from the comfort and convenience of their own home or office.
The Remote Proctor uses a web-camera and microphone, as well as software to limit access to electronic information while taking an exam. The student is identified and recorded via video and audio, as well as screen capture, throughout the student's exam, which is simultaneously communicated to SSI’s restricted-access secure servers.
The video, audio, and screen capture are used for the purpose of ensuring academic integrity during the testing process. This technology is used to better comply with evolving accreditation standards. More info >
BlueJeans Video Conferencing
BlueJeans universal cloud based video conferencing software offers more features and flexibility for desktop and mobile users. Blue Jeans lets you join video meetings from your mobile phone or tablet. Software solutions include browser plugins and apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, while native support for Chrome and Chromebooks welcomes guests with no download required. More Info >
Skype allows users to make voice calls and chats over the Internet
- Free video calling (point to point only for free)
- Call phones and mobiles (cost associated with this)
- Free Skype calls to Skype accounts
- Group video calling (cost associated with this)
GradPacks are single-user licenses that provide students with affordable access to statistical analysis, modeling and survey research tools to support their undergraduate or graduate course work. PhD Students will need the IBM SPSS Statistics Standard GradPack (12 month option).
- To download visit the Vanderbilt Software store at: https://softwarestore.vanderbilt.edu
Note: The link on the Vanderbilt site may say SPSS Standard GradPack Version 22 yet when take the download site, the most current version will likely be Version 23. Either version will be fine.
Comprehensive program that can scan and delete spyware and a variety of other types of malware. More Info >
UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. More Info >
USB Headphones / Mic
PhD/DNP students and MSN (specialties only) students will be required to purchase an audio headset (e.g., Logitech Clearchat Pro USB) if they are on a Windows machine. Mac users can use the input/output devices built into their computer.
Your "VUnet ID" is your username that identifies you to most computer-based systems at Vanderbilt. More Info >
A webcam (a web camera) integrated into a laptop is acceptable. (required for PhD/DNP students and MSN specialties only). A Logitech USB webcam is recommended for desktops or laptops without a webcam.
Windows 7 Ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 7. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of Professional, including the ability to run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.
- Windows 7 is available for free to students through site license. Click here to visit the software store
YES (Your Enrollment Services)
Vanderbilt's YES program is a new online student service application designed to help incoming admitted students get acquainted with the registration process. More Info >